Accent Walls Series #3

We’re in the third and final part of our #AccentWallSeries now so we’re going to take a look at more ways to execute this design technique! We’ve talked about adding wallpaper and installing reclaimed wood or trim, but now we’re going to adventure into more unconventional ideas.

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Need more storage space in your home? What better way to add storage then to make it into a statement piece. Accenting a wall with built in bookcases is a great way to give your space depth and perception. Painting them the same color as your walls will help blend them in so they’re not too overwhelming. BONUS – they provide the perfect excuse to go shopping for nic-nacs!

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Stone or tile can also be a great way to accent a wall, especially in a kitchen or bathroom where these materials will stand up against wear and tear. Try extending your kitchen tile backsplash up to the ceiling or tiling behind the toilet or vanity in the bathroom. This will help add color, texture and variety to the space where just plain paint might not be enough.

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Textiles are another fabulous way to get into the groove of accent walls. They are simple and easy to place, and provide detail to spaces that lack it. You can hang a tapestry on any wall and switch it out depending on your mood. Textiles are great for seasonal decor – so hang a floral print in the spring and a more rustic print in the fall to help spice up your room!

There are many other ways to incorporate accent walls into your space, not just the examples listed in our series. You can use ceiling tiles combined together to form an accent wall, leather or other fabrics, large art pieces or even natural looking elements such as fake flowers. Let your creativity flow!

Whether you are looking for a more permanent design or a seasonal switch up, accent walls are a great way to go. Do your research and investigate the different types that suit your lifestyle and home decor. Don’t be afraid to roll up your sleeves and try something new. An accent wall could be just what your space needs!

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